Free access to LOTS of dictionaries

Before I leave on holiday, I’ll share with you this fantastic (slightly old) news: 144 public library authorities in England have joined together for the first time to share the cost of a 2-year national licence for a range of OUP’s online resources. This means that anyone who is a member of a subscribing library (I am! I am!) can access for free and from any computer "the entire Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and 170 other dictionaries, companions and atlases on a myriad of subjects".
Thanks Tony, who knew long before me, for letting me know.

By | 2016-10-18T15:50:21+00:00 August 30th, 2006|Culture|3 Comments

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I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.


  1. Tony August 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Let us not forget that the agreement ends on 31st March 2008; if there is any likelihood that it will not then be renewed we shall have to plan a campaign of protest. We must try to avoid violence but this will not be easy; linguists, word fanciers and students of English can cut up very rough when roused.

  2. Ron August 31, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    As an American, I feel SO left out!
    Am I entitled to use some English person’s library card number? Guest privileges?
    I own 2 Oxford dictionaries. That should count for something!

  3. Tony September 1, 2006 at 12:14 pm

    The answer’s no, Ron, but if you want to send me an email I might have a suggestion.

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